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Planet Project Webquest


This integrated literacy and science unit guides students through a cooperative learning webquest in which students work in groups of 4, completing different jobs as part of a "company" that is designing a trip to one of the planets in our solar system.  Each job requires students to research and create some sort of written out-put (travel brochure, essay, or diagrams with descriptions).  It was designed for a 5th grade class, but it would be suitable for any upper elementary level.

Learning Targets: 
Use technology to produce and publish writing.
Write an informational piece to explain a topic
Read and understand informational text
Integrate information from several texts to speak about a subject
Explain unique aspects about one of the planets in our solar system.
Content Area: 
Resource Type: 
Creative Commons Licence
Common Core Language Arts